I’m Back!

Hello, friends! Oh my gosh, I can’t begin to express how I truly needed that break from blogging and not being fully “plugged in” to approximately 17 social media accounts at all times.

While I stepped away from the blog world, I was still fully existing and functioning in Real Life 😉 It’s amazing how much time I had to devote to other people and things when I took blogging off the to-do list.

– Cory and I made the trip up to Alexandria to spend Christmas Eve with my family. And I wasn’t overly concerned about snapping pictures for the blog. 

As a side note, my cousin Lindsay, who I adore, just chopped off all her hair and I couldn’t help but notice that we kind of sort of definitely look like sisters.

Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

– Cory and I hosted Christmas dinner at our new home! It was shockingly not stressful at all. While not everything went according to plan, I think we did a good job.


I even had extra time to dedicate to making the table cuter than I normally would have.

– I started a new hobby as a Stella & Dot stylist. I can’t tell you how much I love this jewelry. Seriously.


More on this later, but I have to gush about the fact that I’m able to work with ladies who want to host online shows. If you’re interested in hosting a jewelry show on your blog – email me!

– I’ve spent a lot of of down time here.

– I’ve spent time with my bestest friends, which is not something totally out of the ordinary, but I’ve been extra thankful and appreciative lately.

– And, because I dig honesty, I’ve also had a few struggles. We’re been beyond busy and I think I got to the point where I ran myself into the ground. More on that once we get into the New Year!

– Most importantly, I’ve indulged and not worried one single bit. Dessert? Sure! Sweet Frog twice in one week? Absolutely!

I know that I haven’t written a real post (unless you count this one) in almost two weeks, which is like, a year in the blog world. While I enjoyed every minute of my break, I’m ready and excited to be back. So, if you’re still here as a reader, I genuinely appreciate it.


  1. says

    Good for you for taking a well-deserved AND needed break! We all need a little extra “me” time around the holidays :) I LOOOOVE the photo of your Stella & Dot jewelry BTW – I am going to have to check that out!

    • Colleen says

      Thanks, Becky! The entire line is SO cute! Check it out! And if you want to host an online trunk show on your blog (and/or for family and friends) let me know! It’s super easy and you end up with free jewelry :)

  2. Chelsie S says

    Belated Merry Christmas, Colleen!!! It sounds like you’ve been having a splendid time! Thank you for all the guidance you’ve showed me over these past few months, I’m ever so grateful. While you’ve been missed, never doubt that we’ll always be overjoyed to see you back. 😀

  3. says

    Definitely still here! And I totally understand the need to take a break, I do it often. I need to unplug and just enjoy time with people who are sitting right next to me, rather than texting/blogging/facebooking with people far away.

  4. says

    Glad you enjoyed your break. It’s so nice to just step away from technology for a few days & spend time w/ all your love ones <3 Your table setting is adorable. I've never seen the wine glass idea.

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